There is nothing quite like waking up in the mountains to the crisp, clean Alpine air, drawing the curtains to find a bluebird powder day and setting out for a day on the slopes. The Alps offer a wide variety of exquisite ski resorts to choose from. There is skiing for all abilities, beautiful chocolate box chalets and a wonderful atmosphere found only in the mountains. If you have ever dreamed of a white Christmas or wondered if skiing is for you, this is the place to visit. and now is the time to try it.
At Flagstone Travel we are passionate about skiing and have hand-picked some excellent properties in our favourite ski resorts. Starting in France where we have the majority of our resorts, here you can dine in Michelin star restaurants in Courchevel, dance on the tables for après ski at the Folie Douce in Val d’Isère, take your children to the family park in Avoriaz, ski the glaciers in La Plagne and attempt the Vallée Blanche in Chamonix or stay in one of our beautiful sole use chalets in Méribel for the all round holiday. The choice is endless and we are happy to chat through the options with you.
France is excellent for all types of skiing and with family-friendly snow sure resorts, it can be the perfect retreat for a Christmas, half-term or Easter ski holiday. It is also an excellent place to ski for a weekend break for groups and corporate ski trips in January and March. Areas which are renowned for excellent skiing such as the Espace Killy, Three Valleys or Paradiski, offer a variety of terrain, alongside numerous delicious restaurants and many activities such as sledging, ice skating, ice hockey and parapenting.
Switzerland is one of our favourite places to ski, with Zermatt and Verbier being two of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Verbier has its glamorous clientele, beautiful shops, fantastic restaurants and a challenging ski area, this resort truly oozes class. Whilst Zermatt is famous for the Matterhorn mountain, part of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ski area, it is an exclusive and impeccable resort. With excellent on piste restaurants, luxurious chalets and hotels and a glacier for summer skiing, it is a firm favourite for many and a place you will wish you could go back to time and time again. This resort is just as popular in the summer as the winter and our chalets and hotels offer year-round availability.
There is nowhere that does après ski quite like Austria, and for the Austrians après is for the whole family, from small children to grandparents, there is no prejudice here. You can hear the music of the Mooserwirt in St. Anton from miles away. The skiing and nightlife that St. Anton offers, the prestigious resort of Lech and the family-friendly resort of Obergurgl, Austria offers a variety of resorts combined with excellent skiing that will suit all types of groups.
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If you need child care or ski hire that you need, pre book so you don’t get caught out, this can be booked with your holiday.
Don’t forget to pack extra ski socks and your ski goggles, two of the most important items when skiing.
Even experienced skiiers can benefit from a ski lesson, it builds confidence and can be a great way to explore a new area, it’s worth it, and if the snow is good take advantage with a guide off piste.